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Obama: Traditional journalism is dead
The Hill ^

Posted on 07/31/2013 2:42:31 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Obama: Traditional journalism is dead By Jonathan Easley - 07/31/13 02:50 PM ET

President Obama weighed in on the state of journalism in an Amazon Kindle interview published Wednesday, noting the difficulties journalists face in the new media atmosphere and declaring that the “old times aren’t coming back.”

“It used to be there were local newspapers everywhere,” Obama said. “If you wanted to be a journalist, you could really make a good living working for your hometown paper. Now, you have a few newspapers that make a profit because they are national brands, and journalists are having to scramble to piece together a living, in some cases as freelancers and without the same benefits that they had in a regular job for a paper.”

The president likened the new media terrain to that of other industries that have experienced disruptive changes in recent years.

“What’s true in journalism is true in manufacturing and is true in retail,” he said. “What we have to recognize is that those old times aren’t coming back.”


TOPICS: Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: alinskyjournalism; bho44; democrats; dncmedia; journalism; kindlesingle; liberalmedia; mediabias; msm; obama; obamaeconomyspeech; obamedia; obanaspeech; partisanmedia
Really?
1 posted on 07/31/2013 2:42:31 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Really?

Yes , he just signed an Executive Order saying so


2 posted on 07/31/2013 2:44:01 PM PDT by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: Sub-Driver

“What we have to recognize is that those old times aren’t coming back.”

Which, to a Marxist, means “it’s time to look at scrapping this failing economic system and try something new”.


3 posted on 07/31/2013 2:44:55 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Sub-Driver

Well, if the press hadn’t devoted itself to being handmaidens of the Democratic Party and had actually been reporting the news, this wouldn’t have happened.

Obama got what he wanted out of them, and now they’re toast.


4 posted on 07/31/2013 2:48:36 PM PDT by livius
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To: Sub-Driver

” ” “It used to be there were local newspapers everywhere,” Obama said. “If you wanted to be a journalist, you could really make a good living working for your hometown paper.”

Uh no, Mr. Obama. One could never make a good living working for a hometown newspaper. Never has a man lived, who is as consistently wrong as you are.


5 posted on 07/31/2013 2:48:44 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: Sub-Driver

If by traditional journalism he means truth, well, he’s right.


6 posted on 07/31/2013 2:48:44 PM PDT by Rennes Templar (Mr. President, can you hear a special prosecutor now?)
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To: Sub-Driver

This is his passive-aggressive way of saying “traditional journalists will be killed.”


7 posted on 07/31/2013 2:49:57 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: Sub-Driver

That died long ago, My FRiend.


8 posted on 07/31/2013 2:52:14 PM PDT by sport
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To: Sub-Driver

The reason traditional journalism is dead is because the purported practitioners thereof have completely forgotten, or are intentionally ignoring, the very reason for the First Amendment. Start covering the gross incompetence and execrable misdeeds of the current administration, and these “journalists” might find their services in demand once again.


9 posted on 07/31/2013 2:52:20 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: stephenjohnbanker

“Uh no, Mr. Obama. One could never make a good living working for a hometown newspaper. Never has a man lived, who is as consistently wrong as you are.”

I noticed that. If a Republican said something so uninformed & out of touch he/she wd be pilloried. If Obama says it, ‘journalists’ just nod their heads.


10 posted on 07/31/2013 2:53:28 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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11 posted on 07/31/2013 2:56:28 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: stephenjohnbanker

What the hell does he know about the newspaper business. Or anything else for that matter? Wait, he probably knows how to load a staple gun from tacking up community agitation flyers on utility poles.

Someday someone will bring Barry’s staple gun into the Pawn Stars shop in Vegas. Rick will have to call in a friend who knows about staple guns to verify that it was Barry’s.


12 posted on 07/31/2013 2:57:08 PM PDT by duckworth (Perhaps instant karma's going to get you. Perhaps not.)
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To: Fantasywriter

” If a Republican said something so uninformed & out of touch he/she wd be pilloried. “

By the very journalists who would step on their grandmother to get a job with the NYT.


13 posted on 07/31/2013 2:58:11 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Obama = 100% epic fail


14 posted on 07/31/2013 2:58:41 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: duckworth

” Wait, he probably knows how to load a staple gun from tacking up community agitation flyers on utility poles.”

He conned some kid into doing this. Obama has been a con man since his late teens.


15 posted on 07/31/2013 3:01:43 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: Rennes Templar

And if, by traditional journalism, he meant skeptical reporters not accepting a politician’s fatuous, self-serving pronouncements at face value, he’s right.


16 posted on 07/31/2013 3:02:57 PM PDT by Walrus (America died on November 6, 2012 --- RIP)
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To: Sub-Driver

Self-inflicted wounds.


17 posted on 07/31/2013 3:09:32 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Correction: you murder journalists, but I don’t think you got them all yet.


18 posted on 07/31/2013 3:10:35 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: Sub-Driver

I wish he was right, but like everything else he’s lying. As long as NYT, LAT, and the other AP/McClatchy wire commie rags continue to paper publish and the alphabet network nightly news shows continue to dominate, the old media hasn’t yet died.

When newspaper publishing ceases and the nightly news gives up the ghost, THEN the old media is dead.


19 posted on 07/31/2013 3:10:37 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Newspapers?? How else is 0 bummer supposed to know what is happening in the world?


20 posted on 07/31/2013 3:12:30 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Lucky for him.


21 posted on 07/31/2013 3:13:16 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: Buckeye McFrog

The Obama ocomedy er economy is the new normal.


22 posted on 07/31/2013 3:16:19 PM PDT by griswold3
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To: Sub-Driver

In 0bama-speak, it’s time for a bailout. Or you could call it “nationalized media.” Or a payoff. Or marrying the mother of your love child (let’s just make the relationship official).

Any number of things come to mind.


23 posted on 07/31/2013 3:18:17 PM PDT by henkster (The 0bama regime isn't a train wreck, it's a B 17 raid on the rail yard.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

It’s far, far easier to scrap the politicians causing the economic problems. Oh yeah; that includes you, too, BHO2.


24 posted on 07/31/2013 3:27:45 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITIZEN: BORN IN THE USA OFCITIZEN PARENTS)
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To: Sub-Driver
And the White House press corpse* following him mindlessly chanted "O-ba-ma! O-ba-ma!" until the Secret Service gave them the hand sign to stop.

*Yes, it's intentional.

25 posted on 07/31/2013 3:29:15 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (This message has been recorded but not approved by Obama's StasiNet. Read it at your peril.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Uh no, Mr. Obama. One could never make a good living working for a hometown newspaper. Never has a man lived, who is as consistently wrong as you are.

LOL - you're right on both counts... one step up from a hobby and Obama's wrong so often it's like he's doing it on purpose.

26 posted on 07/31/2013 4:02:04 PM PDT by GOPJ (Sob stories make bad law...)
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To: Sub-Driver
Then there's TV, periodicals, books...

The problem is that so called journalists are now "paid" political experts aka stooges who have opinions up the kazoo, will lie when called upon to do so, will skew statistics and will fall to their knees when Obama enters the room.

It's not about journalism...it's about honesty in the press.

27 posted on 07/31/2013 4:06:01 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sub-Driver

Journalism has been dead for years.


28 posted on 07/31/2013 4:06:46 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: duckworth
What the hell does he know about the newspaper business. Or anything else for that matter?

"Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into."
- Rush Limbaugh


29 posted on 07/31/2013 4:13:59 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Headline should be written:

Obama: Journalists should kill themselves


30 posted on 07/31/2013 4:57:40 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Be Brave! Fear is just the opposite of Nar!)
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To: Sub-Driver

If only it were.


31 posted on 07/31/2013 5:59:24 PM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: Sub-Driver
"Obama: Traditional journalism is dead"

Does he really care. People who can't read vote for democrats.
32 posted on 08/01/2013 3:11:17 AM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: GOPJ

” Obama’s wrong so often it’s like he’s doing it on purpose. “

Yep, except it is clear that he is indeed that much of a F’up. 57 states....Navy CORPSEMAN....LOL.


33 posted on 08/01/2013 9:15:20 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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